Moreau Chapter of the National Honor Society

Membership Information

Membership into the National Honor Society is not an automatic. Students with a minimum grade point average are invited to apply after the first semester of their junior year. Selection is based on the Society's standards of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Members are expected to uphold these standards throughout their time at the Academy. Membership incurs a responsibility and an obligation to demonstrate these qualities that result in selection. Members are also expected to attend meetings and participate in service projects, the most visible of which is peer tutoring.

Application Information

The application for the National Honor Society is submitted to the NHS Advisor, in January.

For more information on the National Honor Society please visit their website.

Questions regarding membership should be addressed to Elizabeth Creamer, NHS Advisor.


Who is eligible?

In order to be eligible to apply to the Moreau Chapter of the National Honor Society, you must have an overall GPA of 3.5 or above and must not have any Honor Code violations on your academic record. If you are admitted to the Chapter, you must maintain these criteria until you graduate.

When do I apply?

Students who are eligible to apply are sent an invitation with the application and the deadline.

Who can help me with the application?

You are also welcome to consult with any current member or stop by and see Ms. Creamer, Advisor of the Moreau Chapter, in the History and Social Studies Department office after school.

How do I complete the application?

Read the application completely before beginning to write. Note that your activities, accomplishments, awards and recognitions must fit into one of the following categories: co-curricular, leadership, service and community. If the activity fits into more than one category, select the best fit. You cannot repeat any activity in more than one category. Complete each section with care adding or deleting boxes from the application form as needed. Write your final essay thoughtfully, responding clearly to the questions posed. If you have questions regarding this application process, please contact Ms. Creamer.

What makes a strong application?

Your application provides the opportunity for you to sell yourself to the faculty panel that will review you. In each of the five areas: academic, co-curricular, leadership, service, and community, you have the opportunity to show your strengths, which you will bring to NHS. The essay also gives you a chance to speak directly to the panel. A strong essay will allow the panel to hear your own voice, as you draw on your high school experiences to convince them why you should be inducted, and what ideas you have for the future of the chapter. This application is your chance to make a case for yourself, so do not worry about length, rather, focus on quality instead of quantity.

Clubs in Action

  • August 2017
    • MonAug28 New Faculty & Staff Welcome & Student Council Induction 2:00 PMAuditorium

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